THE IKOUII BOOK PROJECT
The organization’s first book, titled: INSIDE THEIR STUDIO: Artists with Disabilities and Their Collaborators featured 30 artists from 10 different countries with 17 disabilities represented. The publication provided a rare glimpse into the artists’ studio practices, inspirations, and personal journeys. Since its release in 2020, the book has been sold worldwide in 13 countries. It is included in collections and used as required reading of universities, libraries, galleries, and museums across the United States, including RIT/Rochester Institute of Technology and Gallaudet University. Recently, the book was acquired by MoMA/The Museum of Modern as part of the participatory space featured within their current exhibition, Matisse: The Red Studio in New York.
We expect this second book to be nothing short of excellence from its predecessor. Outstanding artists with various disabilities from the BiPOC, LGBTQIA, and Neurodivergent communities are featured in this edition. The works on view may be described as poetic, profound, beautiful, and visionary. Drawn from the artists collections, the works not only demystifies, but also poeticizes the profound contributions that artists living with disabilities share. These artists experience enriching journeys and they are invaluable assets as artists, art professionals, patrons, and facilitators. Featured artists have explored varied themes, working in movement, sculpture, painting, poetry, photography, and installation arts. The book reaffirms that these artists, like many that go unmentioned, deserve a rightful place in the larger global art landscape and deserve greater access.
Aleatha Lindsay is an Atlanta based award-winning multi-disciplinary artist, independent curator, disability advocate, and published author. She is a graduate of Georgia State University, Russell Sage College, as well as Savannah College of Art & Design where she holds a Master of Arts in Creative Business Leadership. Trained in classical ballet since the age of 7, she studied Dance Movement Therapy in Corfu, Greece under the direction of Dr. Danielle L. Fraenkel. After completing her studies, she went on to pursue posts in the mental health, arts community development, and special education arenas. She has held curatorial and leadership roles at several arts organizations in the metro Atlanta area including Kudzu Art Zone, Art Center and Gallery.
Deaf from the age of 2, she credits her early exposure to the arts with helping her overcome the challenges related to her disability. Her work has been purchased by collectors nationally and exhibited in Atlanta, New York, Spain, Morocco, and Norway.
Lindsay is the Founder and Curator of The Ikouii Creative, an organization that supports artists with disabilities globally and assists organizations in adopting more inclusive attitudes. The Ikouii Creative serves artists worldwide, in countries including the United States, Canada, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Israel, and India. The organization offers a diverse spectrum of exhibitions, events, and programs to amplify its impact in the arts sector.
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INSIDE THEIR STUDIO: Deaf & Disabled Artists Reshaping the Arts
INSIDE THEIR STUDIO: Deaf & Disabled Artists Reshaping the Arts brings together artists living with disabilities who practice in a range of mediums and provides a rare glimpse into the artists’ studio practices, inspirations and personal journeys. Featured artists live with disabilities from differing communities, including but not limited to those belonging in the BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and Neurodivergent communities. This is the 2nd edition of an ongoing book project by The Ikouii Creative.
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Ships in July 2022.
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